Please note that some equipment will need to be requested (highlighted in the catalogue) 24 hours before the session, and not all equipment may be available.
How long are the sessions?
Standard sessions are generally 1-hour long. Depending on your therapist or booking arrangements, sessions can be from 30-minutes to 2-hours.
Is Sensory Lane NDIS registered?
We are not currently NDIS registered. Please talk to your NDIS planner, LAC or disability worker about how our facility and services can meet your goals. Possible categories of funding may include:
Increased social and community participation
Assistance with social and community participation
Improved daily living skills
Improved health and wellbeing
Please note: If you have a therapy session at Sensory Lane, we encourage you to speak to your Therapist about how their business invoices NDIS clients.
Do you have changing facilities?
Yes, we offer accessibility to toilets, including two disabled bathrooms. There is also access to a Parent’s Room to change baby and toddler nappies, including an area for feeding mothers. Unfortunately, we do not offer showers or changing beds at the facility.
Can my child/client attend Sensory Lane if they aren't toilet trained?
Yes, absolutely! We request they have a clean nappy before the session starts, and if nappies are soiled, they are changed as soon as noticed.
What should I wear?
We recommend you wear clothes you are comfortable in. Please be aware that no shoes are allowed within the Sensory Room. Clean socks must be worn at all times.
We sanitize and disinfect the entire room after every session. It is essential to keep the Sensory Room clean and free of germs; we require no shoes in the sensory room to maintain a high level of care. We will provide a space to keep your shoes safe while you are in the room.
If you have forgotten socks, these can be purchased from the Café.
Can I still enter if I do not have socks?
Socks must be worn at all times. If you have forgotten to bring a pair, you can purchase them from the Café.
Can I bring food and drink into the Sensory Room?
No food or drink is allowed within the Sensory Room to ensure we provide a safe and hygienic space for all. You can, however, purchase food or drink from our on-site café, The Ninth Ave.
What ages is Sensory Lane suitable for?
Our Sensory Room is suitable for all ages, from children and adults. Please note, supervision is always required.
Where can I park?
Parking is available on-site. Disability parking bays are available and located closest to the entrance.
Sensory Lane includes a hoist; this ensures those in a wheelchair can also have access and enjoy Sensory Lane. The rest of the building has been specially designed to cater for wheelchair access. Upon entry, you will have access to disability parking bays located at the building entrance. The facility also includes a lift for wheelchair access upstairs if you would like to enjoy our upstairs lounge while dining at the cafe.
How do I enter Sensory Lane?
Sensory Lane resides within LifeHouse Church. Please enter through the main doors, and follow the signage past the cafe to Sensory Lane. If you are unsure, please ask one of our friendly staff at Ninth Ave Cafe or LifeHouse Church.
What cleaning and COVID precautions does Sensory Lane have in place?
Sensory Lane has a COVID-19 Safety Plan and a Health, Hygiene and Cleaning Policy to ensure that our space complies with the Victorian Government’s current legislation. All equipment at Sensory Lane is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised with a hospital-grade cleaner and sanitiser before every session. Upon entry, a hand sanitiser will be available and a COVID Safe Checkin System in place.
Contact us today!
Drop us a line if you have more questions, or please contact us to arrange your first or next session at Sensory Lane.